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Clapton Auction Closed

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A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that an auction was being held for the rights to publish Eric Clapton’s biography. I also offered my ghostwriting services to Slowhand, but so far, I’m afraid I haven’t heard anything. I’m sure their pleas for my help have just been delayed in the mail. Anyway, Publishers Lunch reported that the auction closed and Clapton has a deal. There are domestic and international rights involved so it’s a bit complicated but it looks like Doubleday will release the book here in the US. Financial details were not announced but the guess is that the deal was around $4 million. The memoir is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2007.